Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Military Welcome Home Party Ideas

A military welcome home party, is one of the greatest types of party that you can throw. Not only are you welcoming a loved one home, you are also letting you know how much they were missed, and how much you appreciate their service of protecting your country. If you are planning to have a military welcome home party, there are a few military welcome home party ideas, which will make your party great.

Venue

The venue for your party depends on a variety of things. The first thing that you need to figure out, is how many people will be attending the party. If the number is relatively low, and you have enough room, you can have the party in your home. If you expect a huge turnout, you should look into renting a hall. A hall is roomier, therefore, you can invite more people. When booking the hall, let them know what the party is for. Some will give you a discount for a military welcome home party.

If you are having the party when the weather is nice, and you have a large enough yard, having the party outdoors is a great idea. When you throw an outdoor party, you can cook on the grill, which can save you money on food, and grilling takes less preparation. If you plan to have the party outside in your yard, make sure that you have enough seating for your guests, and tables for eating and to keep the food on. If you need to rent tables and chairs, you can do a simple Google search, to find a local company who rents them. It is relatively inexpensive, and you will be sure that you have enough seating for everyone.

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Food

The food that you have at your cookout, should have a patriotic theme. There are several foods that you can serve, which will honor your loved one coming home, and the United States.

  • Flag cake: You can either purchase an American flag cake, or you can make your own. There are several online sites with recipes for patriotic cakes.
  • Fruit salad: Serving a patriotic fruit salad is a great way to please your guests, and honor your loved one. To make a patriotic fruit salad, you want to mix red, white, and blue fruits. Simply mix blueberries, cut up strawberries, and cut up pears.
  • Spirited hamburg and hot dog buns: If you are cooking on the grill, or plan to serve anything on a hot dog or hamburger bun, making spirited buns is a great idea. To make these buns, you would need foam sticker letters, foam stars, red and blue gel icing, and a paint brush. Simple brush the color on the stars and letters, and press them into the bun. You can decorate your buns with stars, the letters “USA”, and the word “America”. If you are going to be writing any words, you should remember to write the word backwards, and the letters in each word should be backwards as well.
  • Punch: Punch is a great beverage to serve at any party. It is a good idea to serve both red and blue punch, to honor your loved one and the country that they served.
  • Beer: If your loved one enjoys a cold one every once in a while, you should purchase beer for the party. Because it has been a long time that your loved one has had a beer with friends and family, the beer will mean a lot.

Decorations

The way that you decorate for the party is very important. You can find patriotic decorations at any party store. You place red, white, and blue tablecloths on all the tables, and purchase red, white, and blue paper plates, cups, napkins, and balloons. One must have at a military welcome home party, is the American flag. You should hang the largest one, which the party area will accommodate.

At any military welcome home party, a sign is absolutely necessary. You can purchase a simple welcome home sign from your local party store, or you can have one custom made at a party store. When it comes to the sign, many people like to make their own, as it is more personal. If you have children, allowing them to make the sign is a great idea. To make the sign even more personal, you can print out photos of your loved one in their military uniform, and put it on the sign.

To make the party more fun and patriotic, you can ask guests to wear either red, white or blue to the party.

Gifts

Some people request that guests bring a gift for their returning soldier, and some do not. If you want to do something special for your loved one, you can make a video slide show of photos. You can include photos of you and your loved one together, as well as photos taken of the family when your loved one was away. You can accompany your video slide show with music. A couple excellent song choices are Welcome Home Soldiers, by The Wardlaw Brothers, and Coming Home, by Rogers & Bos. A gift like this will bring a tear of joy to even the hardest person’s eye. There are several Smartphone apps and computer programs which will help you create an incredibly moving slide show.

The best thing that you can do for your loved one who has returned home from war, is get friends and family members to gather together to welcome them home, and honor them for serving your country. You do not need to spend a great deal of money on a military welcome home party. Food and friends are all your loved one needs to enjoy their day. By using a few of the above military welcome home party ideas, your party will be a success.

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